The Beatles live: Grafton Rooms, Liverpool

The Beatles performed in Liverpool on this evening for the first time in 1963, with a show at the Grafton Rooms, West Derby Road.

It was the group’s second engagement at the venue. The concert garnered record-breaking attendance figures, with a large turnout for the group following their Scottish tour.

According to Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn, 100 tickets were stolen before the show, but were numbered and so could be declared invalid.

John Lennon onstage at Grafton Rooms, Liverpool, 10 January 1963

Last updated: 25 January 2024
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